Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Parish in Transition

In the absence of a parish priest, please contact:

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Warden:   Paul Gribble

For Safeguarding and Pastoral Visitors Team:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Parish Giving Scheme and Finances: the Treasurer, Fiona Liddicoat

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Steve Liddicoat

Hessenford: Fiona Bristow

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Matt Frost

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenford:   http://www.4clubs.biz/timeslot/hessenford2/

 

The parish email address for all emails is:

admin@stgermansparishes.com

They will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Parish Phone 07557 302 255

Latest News

December 2017

Greetings to all our readers: we wish you a hopeful Advent, a joyful Christmas and a Spiritful 2018.

St Germans Group Parish Special Christmas Services

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US

 

6th December  Wednesday

9 Lessons  and Carols service with the East Cornwall Bach Choir – 7pm  St Germans Priory Church

16th December Saturday

Messy Church Christmas Party  –  3pm   St Germans Priory Church

18th December Monday

Christmas Carol Service  –  7.30pm   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

24th December Christmas Eve

Christingle Service   –  6pm  St Annes Church, Hessenford

Midnight Mass   –  11.15pm  St Germans Priory Church

25th December Christmas Day

Parish Eucharist   –  9.30am    St Nicolas Church, Downderry

31st December Sunday                     

Parish service with Carols    –  11am    St Luke’s Church, Tideford

 

December Newsletter

Click here

 

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?   As usual there some shortages, currently:

  • TOMATOES (TINNED), SUGAR, INSTANT MASH, RICE PUDDING (TINNED); BISCUITS/SNACKS/TREATS (INC. CHOCOLATES)

Appeal from Foodbank for items for Christmas Boxes

‘Many people have been enquiring about donating food in the run-up to Christmas.  As usual we will be packing extra boxes to go alongside our standard emergency food boxes to provide families and individuals with something special this Christmas.

We are looking for the following items please:

Quality tins of Meat, (i.e. ham or turkey), Christmas Puddings, Mince Pies, Biscuit Assortments, Variety Pack Chocolates, Christmas Cake/Yule Log, Crackers, Custard etc.

These will be packed with vegetables, soup, fruit and any additional items donated.’

However, money is becoming a continuing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452. email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

Last year (2016) St Germans Group donated 495.7kg. This is more than twice what was donated in 2015. The Foodbank thanks all living in the parish who have donated so generously – and are continuing to do so………..

October Newsletter and Events

Read here the October 2017 Newsletter 

 

Harvest Festival Service

Sunday 29th October at 11am at St Annes Church, Hessenford,  followed by a Harvest Bring and Share lunch in the Church Hall, Hessenford.  Donations of food and other items for The Liskeard and Looe Foodbank will be collected at the service.

 

Wednesday Lunches

Weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon at St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

All are welcome form anywhere in the parish to this community lunch.

 

Pub Theology

11th October the second Wednesday of the month 7.30-9-30pm at the Eliot Arms in St Germans

October’s Discussion topic – evil

 

Home Group Meetings

Weekly on Monday mornings at 10.30am studying the First Letter of Peter, in Hessenford.

Twice a month on the second and fourth Monday evenings 9th and 23rd October, at 7pm in St Germans

Please speak to Margaret for further information.

 

News Archives

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services

NOVEMBER SERVICES

27th November Prayer Monday

6pm A Time for Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

30th November Prayer Thursday
9.30am Parish Prayers – St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

DECEMBER SERVICES

3rd December Advent Sunday

11am Parish Eucharist St Nicolas’ Church, Downderry

5pm Evening Service St Luke’s Church, Tideford

 

4th December Monday  A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas’ Church, Downderry

 

6th December Wednesday Carol Service of 9 lessons and Carols with the East Cornwall Bach Choir

7pm  St Germans Priory Church

 

7th December Thursday  Parish Prayers

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

10th December  2nd Sunday of Advent

9.30am Morning Prayer St Annes Church, Hessenford

11am Parish Praise St Germans Priory Church

 

11th December Monday A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas’ Church, Downderry

 

14th December Thursday Parish Prayers

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

16th December Saturday Messy Church Christmas Party

3pm St Germans Priory Church

 

17th December  3rd Sunday of Advent

9.30am Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am Eucharist St Germans Priory Church

 

18th December Monday A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas Church, Downderry

7.30pm Carol Service with Lessons and Carols  St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

21st December Thursday Parish Prayers

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

24th December Christmas Eve

9.30am Morning Prayer  St Nicolas Church, Downderry

6pm Christingle Service. St Annes church, Hessenford

11.15pm Midnight Eucharist  St Germans Priory Church

 

25th December Christmas Day

9.30am Parish Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

28th December   Thursday Parish Prayers

9.30am Prayer Service St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

31st December 1st Sunday of Christmas

11am  Parish service with carols. St Luke’s Church, Tideford

 

JANUARY SERVICES

1st January Monday    A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

4th January    Thursday Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

7th January Epiphany 

11am Parish Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

8th January Monday    A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

11th January Thursday   Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

14th January    2nd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Morning Prayer St Annes Church, Hessenford

11am Parish Praise St Germans Priory Church

 

15th January Monday    A Time for Prayer

6pm Prayer Service St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

18th January Thursday   Parish Prayers

9.30am St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

20th January Saturday

3pm Messy Church St Germans Priory Church

 

21st January   3rd Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Eucharist St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am  Eucharist St Germans Priory Church

 

22nd January  Monday  Parish Prayer Services

9.30am  Prayer Service St Germans Priory Church

6pm A Time for Prayer St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

25th January Thursday   Parish Prayers

9.30am  St Annes Church, Hessenford

 

28th 4th Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Morning Prayer.   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am Morning Prayer    St Germans Priory Church

 

29th January  Monday  Parish Prayer Services

9.30am Prayer Service   St Germans Priory Church

6pm A Time for Prayer   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 2nd April 2017

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar
Secretary – Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Matt Frost

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Matt Frost
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen, Jenny Daniels and Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Fran Moore,
Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Evelyn Reed
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Rosemary Stevenson, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters